Former Flyers prospect Cutter Gauthier, now excelling at the collegiate level, with 38 goals this season, faces off against current Flyers prospect Massimo Rizzo for a national title.

By the Numbers
  • Gauthier scored 38 goals this season, tying the franchise record at Boston College and having the most goals in the NCAA since 2005-6.
  • Massimo Rizzo registered a career-high 34 assists this season but his goal-scoring regressed to just 10 goals.
  • Rizzo was ranked 84th by NHL Central Scouting in 2019 and ended up being the second to last pick in the draft.
Yes, But

Rizzo's goal-scoring has regressed, and his future in the NHL, especially with the Flyers, may be as a bottom-six forward rather than a top scorer.

State of Play
  • Cutter Gauthier and Massimo Rizzo are key players in the upcoming national title game.
  • Rizzo's performance this season has been mixed, excelling in assists but seeing a decrease in goal production.
What's Next

Rizzo and Denver must strategize on how to counter Gauthier and Boston College in the upcoming title game, with implications for their professional futures.

Bottom Line

As Massimo Rizzo and Cutter Gauthier compete for a national title, Rizzo's future as a player with potential for the NHL, possibly as a bottom-six forward, remains in question.